Kayla Gillespie grew up in the small town of Locust Grove, Georgia right outside of Atlanta on the same street as most of her extended family. Most of her summers and after school afternoons were spent at her Grannies with her brother and other cousins.
It was during those times that Kayla grew to have a strong passion for life and laughter and caring for others. Kayla began working at age 15 at a local chicken wing restaurant. She continued in the hospitality industry while attending college and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia College and State University. Her passion for criminal justice would eventually be outshined by her talent to make people feel happy and at ease in the service industry.
After college she continued managing restaurants, until she eventually joined up with her brother, Kevin Gillespie. Her talents and abilities make her a perfect fit for the position of bookkeeper and to help aid in the mission of Red Beard Restaurants.
ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE CAREER: Forensic Anthropologist
FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE: “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams”
HIDDEN TALENTS: I am uncannily good at jigsaw puzzles, Wheel of Fortune and guessing prices on the Price Is Right.
NAME SOMETHING WEIRD ABOUT YOU: I cannot seem to grasp the concept of
electricity. Don’t try to explain it to me; I have had countless people try. As far as I am concerned it’s witchcraft
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY: Build a re-creation of the Willy Wonka room with chocolate river, edible tea cups, gummy bears growing on trees, etc.